Little Theatre

562 Broad Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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nycman on October 15, 2023 at 12:38 am

Some of the best years of my youth were spent at this theatre. Is there another adult theatre close to NYC? There’s got to be another place like this theatre once was. Does anyone know?

m00se1111 on August 24, 2023 at 10:59 am

certain things should really kept to yourself….

nycman on August 23, 2023 at 7:51 am

I must be honest here. I truly miss the Little Theatre and my trips to Newark. I had so much fun at the theatre. I was young, full of life, full of energy. At 58, I deeply yearn for those days again.

markp on March 10, 2021 at 2:50 pm

nycman, I was a projectionist at 2 porn theatres from 1978 till 1990. The Sayrewoods in Old Bridge and Cinema 9 in Sayreville. Those were interesting times, Ill give you that.

markp on February 25, 2021 at 1:54 pm

I will agree with you on one thing Teddybear35, I wouldnt live in Newark either. I wasnt crazy working there before the virus hit. You are right though. A lot of new buildings and old ones being renovated.

Teddybear35 on February 25, 2021 at 9:10 am

Here’s the real reason why they closed because new buildings are coming to Newark and parents with kids claimed they were afraid to walk around the area because seedy characters would be lurking hanging out front and families claimed they were afraid their kids might get kidnapped and rapped thus this place had to go. I must admit none of that nonsense is true but in attempts to redeveloped Newark and attract new tenants to the area the little theatre had to go. I get it but the reality is Newark has a dark cloud hanging over it and no matter the changes I personally wouldn’t live there. At least the previous owner made a ton of money before selling. I wonder if they’ll turn the little theatre into an office or apt building and the new tenants will never know this was once a hot spot for sex and blowjobs.

markp on September 24, 2019 at 7:36 pm

And the question is…..what kind of entertainment???

HowardBHaas on September 24, 2019 at 1:20 pm

Sign outside theater today advertises 8000 square feet “Entertainment venue” Good.

Scott on July 11, 2018 at 7:27 am

It doesn’t appear that “the government” closed this theatre, so your assertion that you are being forced back into the closet is baseless.

njhistorychic on July 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

I can’t believe this place is closing it was one of the old marquees that I wanted a picture of. Now that I live out of state alas I have missed my chance :(

njhistorychic on July 4, 2018 at 5:37 pm

I just saw this on and wanted to share of its closing….

HowardBHaas on June 24, 2018 at 4:27 pm

Have not seen any photos of the auditorium!

Willburg145 on June 24, 2018 at 11:09 am

I heard there is a sign that this coming Monday will be the final day of The Little, it’s closing.

HowardBHaas on December 8, 2017 at 4:42 am

I saw yesterday there is a for lease sign outside, confirmed online

Greenpoint on June 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I was just near here at 10 am…I had been at a 9 am job interview….dindt venture inside, as I was headed back to the city to deal with other potential work related stuff

Whit on September 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

very long and detailed history of the Little Theatre here, with a ton of photos and newspaper ads:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Some Unions refused to run Porn.Local 518 finally gave up the WEIS CINEMAS because of X-rated product.

ziggycrone on April 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm

any ne info on this place

markp on January 8, 2009 at 8:12 pm

My old local was the same misterrick. I worked at 2 porn houses, and 2 General Cinemas, as well as an independent, all at the same time. One day here, one day there. Thats how us youngins used to make our money in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

misterrick on October 18, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Here’s a piece of trivia that I’m sure none of you knew, the Motion Picture Machine Operators Union ran their local out of the 2nd floor of this theater and it’s funny not only did they represent the projectionists at a few porn houses but also at most if not all of the major theater chains in Northern New Jersey including Cineplex Odeon, General Cinema and United Artists. Prior to moving to Newark the union was based in an adjacent office in the projection booth at the Millburn Theater in Millburn which I believe was around 1986-1987. The union has since been disbanned.

toby0821 on June 20, 2007 at 11:21 am

My, things have been very quiet here.
I am here to ask a question, since I live just south of the Linden airport, I used to frequent Cinema 9 on Route 9.
Does anyone know of a place similar in activity to Cinema 9, preferable in central or south New Jersey?
I really miss that place.

dave-bronx™ on February 25, 2007 at 8:39 am

Lost Memory: Please contact me at thanks!

teecee on March 3, 2006 at 2:59 pm

Old program from 1931:
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teecee on September 18, 2005 at 6:26 am

Listed in the 1951 FDY as an art theater, one of only 2 in NJ.

teecee on August 31, 2005 at 5:50 am

Has or had a Robert-Morton organ that was originally installed in the Main Theatre in Greenville PA.